A pair of local women were hurt in two different single-vehicle crashes Monday, Dec. 31.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the first accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. and involved 47-year-old Lillie Maddocks of Morrill.

LaHaye said Maddocks was headed north on North Searsport Road and she lost control because of the slushy road conditions. The vehicle skidded sideways and across the oncoming lane, but, LaHaye said, no other vehicles were approaching at the time.

Maddocks then left the roadway and came within inches of striking a large birch tree, LaHaye said. The crash caused an estimated $1,000 worth of damage to the vehicle. LaHaye said Maddocks was transported via ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, as she was complaining of pain in her back and chest area following the accident.

The second accident occurred just before 5 p.m.

LaHaye said 20-year-old Serena Brown of Searsport was traveling on Back Searsport Road in a 2000 Saab when she went off the road and struck a small oak tree. After the crash, LaHaye said, Brown told the responding officer that she swerved to make way for a large truck that was approaching in the oncoming lane and was veering toward the  center line.

Searsport Ambulance attendants took Brown to Waldo County General Hospital because she was complaining of pain in her chest and stomach region.

LaHaye said the Saab was towed from the scene because of extensive damage.